About the Artist:
Sarah Coventry jewelry was named after the granddaughter of Lyman K. Stuart, the founder of the company. Established in 1949, it is recognized as the oldest direct-selling jewelry company in the world. The company did not design its own jewelry but used other manufacturers to produce its products. Most of the production happened in the state of Rhode Island.
Until 1984, when the company closed its doors, Sarah Coventry jewelry was purchased at home jewelry parties by "fashion directors" throughout the country. However, Sarah Coventry jewelry was re-opened years later by new owners and is currently being distributed by representatives via catalogues, the Internet, home shopping networks, and other means.
This unusual yet gorgeous faux pearl brooch from the late 1970s and designed by Sarah Coventry is a must-have costume jewelry piece. The pearls and crystal rhinestones are set in shiny gold-tone metal. However, the four teardrop colored stones (in shades of turquoise, jade, lapis and coral) that emanate outward from the large central pearl add a unique dimension and quality to the brooch. The “SARAH COV” hallmark appears on the back of the brooch.
The brooch is in good vintage condition. Its pin and clasp mechanism is in great working order. Note, however that the brooch once had a bale so that it could hang as a pendant as well; unfortunately, the bale was broken sometime in its history.
Measuring almost three inches on the diagonal, this brooch will stand out on whatever outfit you choose. So, be impulsive and buy this stunning Sarah Coventry faux pearl brooch for your own costume jewelry collection.